This Week in Surfing... November 29, 2013

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Everything You Need To Know From The Past 7 Days
Arranged by Mike Jennings

After two weeks of absence and at least two emails of complaint (you heard right, TWO EMAILS!) asking where the most-popular weekly round-up of everything surf and internet published on Coastalwatch had gone, This Week In Surfing is making a most triumphant return. How excitement! To celebrate, let's try a new format. Rather than counting down ten things from the week, let's break it into sections? Yeah? No? OK!

Ricardo Christie at Sunset this week. Mean!

Ricardo Christie at Sunset this week. Mean!

ASP News

The biggest news in the sport side of the surfing world this week comes in the form of a victory for Michel Bourez. That super nice, super muscly Tahitian from Tahiti won the first event of the Triple Crown, The Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haliewa. Go Michel! Also, it's probably worth noting that notorious non-competition superstar Dane Reynolds surfed really well in this competition too.

The second event of the Triple Crown began at Sunset with the first day running in full in some pretty good swell. Groms Seth Moniz and Cooper Chapman impressed, but our no.1 highlight is that turn by loveable Kiwi Ricardo Christie. Mean as!

The Men's World Longboard Championships finished up in Riyue Bay China and were taken out by Peruvian Piccolo Clemente (fantastic name). Harley Ingleby finished third. If you like shaky footage of some weird backhand floaters, then this clip is for you. The following video has had "No Views"at the time of writing, which could be seen as a reflection of the disconnection between ASP longboarding competitions and the greater longboarding community. Just sayin'…

The World Tour events were released. There's not a whole lot of difference on the men's side other than the inclusion of the Margaret River Pro. On the Women's side however, it looks like we might see the best female surfers in the world in more high quality surf throughout the year with the inclusion of Fiji and Trestles as well as the continuation of 2013 events at Hossegor, France and Peniche, Portugal (the event at New Zealand has been dropped). Now all we need is an event in Hawaii...

2014 ASP Men’s World Championship Tour (WCT) Schedule:

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – March 1 – 12, 2014
Margaret River Pro – April 2 – 13, 2014
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – April 16 – 27, 2014
Billabong Rio Pro – May 7 – 18, 2014
Fiji Pro – June 1 – 13, 2014
Bali Pro – June 17 – 28, 2014
Billabong Pro Teahupoo – August 15 – 26, 2014
Hurley Pro at Trestles – September 9 – 20, 2014
Quiksilver Pro France – September 25 – October 6, 2014
Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal – October 8 – 19, 2014
Billabong Pipe Masters – December 8 – 20, 2014

2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) Schedule:

Roxy Pro Gold Coast – March 1 – 12, 2014
Margaret River Pro – April 2 – 13, 2014
Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – April 16 – 27, 2014
Rio Women’s Pro – May 7 – 18, 2014
Fiji Women’s Pro – May 25 – 30, 2014
Vans US Open of Surfing – July 27 – August 3, 2014
Trestles Women’s Pro – September 9 – 20, 2014
Hossegor Women’s Pro – September 23 – 29, 2014
EDP Cascais Women’s Pro – October 1 – 6, 2014

More Hawaii Stuff

As you might have seen in our Wave of the Week a few week's back, 15-year-old Central Coast grom Riley Laing is on the North Shore for six weeks and filming a clip a week with Young, Free, Alright! filmmaker Owen Milne. This is episode 2 from a week of no swell. Doesn't flat Hawaii still look fun?

The RVCA team back up last year's habit of breathing fresh air into the world of clips that come from a North Shore Winter with this edit.

The Fox team – Bede, Damo, and Keanu Asing – in Hawaii… Bede's surfing sick, but more Chippa please?

Rumour Mill 

Rumours fly thick and fast at This Week In Surfing headquarters (Mum totally let me turn the garage into this headquarters place with a ping pong table and stuff, you should come around and play Playstation, it's the sickest), this week there's been a lot of talk at the water coolers about who will be in the commentary team of next year's big ASP World Tour shake-up. Here is our shortlist of names that we've heard floating around in rumour valley for the coveted commentary positions next year:

Ross Williams, Ryan Seacrest, Joe Turpel, Donald Trump, Martin Potter, Pat Parnell, Peter Mel, Bill Clinton, Rosy Hodge, and a double act of Lucas Townsend & Kirk Wilkox as the sole Australian representatives on the commentary team. Good work Lucas and Kirky!

Choice Clips

Cooper Chapman in This and That

That Angola wave is still amazing in Angola – The Adventure Continues

Filipe Toledo is awesome in Hurley's latest profile clip.

Something to do

If you're in Sydney this week you can go see Mick Fanning's film Missing, with ski film McConkey which is meant to be legitimately incredible, at the Hayden Orpheum on Wednesday. Tickets are $20, and as a bonus, everyone that attends gets a copy of Missing on DVD, valued at $29.95. You're pretty much making money by going. Tickets here.

And that was this week in surfing. Have a good weekend everyone. CW out.

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